With the release of its 2021/22 Southeast Asia river cruising and touring programme, Scenic has unveiled a host of curated, exclusive experiences along the mystical waters of Southeast Asia. From backstage passes to Hanoi’s famous water puppets show, a traditional Vietnamese Royal Dinner, to private access to Angkor after dark, guests travelling with Scenic will enjoy an abundance of local entertainment and sumptuous regional feasts on their luxury adventure.
On the brand-new fully-escorted Vietnam Explorer tour, explore all three major regions of Vietnam in one compact journey; travelling from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, taking in Halong Bay, Hoi An and Hue along the way. In Hanoi, a customary performance of the famous water puppets awaits – learn the secrets behind the illusionary show with an exclusive backstage pass. Spend two unforgettable nights exploring the stunning Halong Bay on board the luxurious Au Co, complete with morning tai chi lessons, exclusive wine tastings and in-depth explorations of the area with kayaking and cave tours. Enjoy five-star, luxurious accommodations with incredible experiences – including access to the hotel wartime bunker at the Sofitel Legend Metropole, and complimentary daily spa journeys throughout the three-night stay at Almanity Hoi An Wellness Resort. Shop in Hoi An’s colourful central market on the search for fresh ingredients before an authentic Vietnamese cooking lesson and be treated to a Vietnamese Royal Dinner in a traditional private Tha Om ‘Garden House’ hosted by the gracious owner and accompanied by Royal Hue Court music. Prices for the 14-day escorted tour start from £3,045 per person, departing 21 April 2022.
Koh Pen – Cambodia
For an authentic, local experience head to the traditional village of Koh Pen in Cambodia on the 14-day Luxury Mekong & Temple Discovery cruise tour. Accessible by local remork, the remote village provides insight into the simple rural lifestyle of farmers in Cambodia. This itinerary includes a seven-night river cruise sailing from My Tho to Kampong Cham, calling at Sa Dec, Tan Chau, Phnom Penh, Oudong and Angkor Ban. Guests will explore the bustling markets in the historic town of Sa Dec, along with a visit to Vinh Te Canal for a tour of a family-operated fish farm. Enjoy bookended exclusive access to Angkor Wat with a moving sunrise and champagne breakfast overlooking the magnificent temple, followed by an evening enjoying a mystical themed Gala Dinner. Held at an Angkor temple, the dinner includes complimentary drinks and a show featuring Aspara dancers in front of candlelit temple ruins. Prices for the 14-day itinerary start from £3,945 per person, departing 1 May 2022.
To accompany the launch of their 2021/22 Southeast Asia river cruising and touring programme, Scenic is offering savings of up to £1,000 per person, plus complimentary private door-to-door chauffeur-driven transfers. An additional early payment discount of £200 per person also applies to new bookings paid in full by 31 October 2020.
With no more than 68 guests on board, there’s plenty of space to relax and enjoy the small ship’s award-winning facilities including its wellness suite. Voted one of the world’s top river cruise lines*, Scenic’s Health & Safety Steering Committee overseas all health and safety policies, ensuring all guests wellbeing is taken care of to the highest standard.
With Scenic’s Deposit Protection Plan, guests have the flexibility to change their booking up to 120 days before departure.
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